PERIODONTICS: Connective Tissue Graft

When a patient develops recession of the gums, it is important to have it examined by a dentist in order for her or him to determine the best treatment options to correct this problem and/or to prevent further recession.

Harvesting and use of palatal connective tissue in the maxillary canine area. Dr. Allen discusses pre-operative considerations, root surface preparation, incision design, connective tissue harvesting for minimal post-operative palatal discomfort, graft suturing and final closure.

Follow-up photos show the success of the procedure.

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